The Red Cross is training up to 900 people to fill a variety of tasks while Quebec completes training for more than 10,000 people to work full-time as orderlies by mid-September in long-term care home. Syrian refugee George Chabo is one of those.
A group composed of cinema owners, film producers and distributors in Quebec decided to create a program of locally-made films – both older ones and those whose scheduled screenings were cut short due to the pandemic – to make up for the lack of new films around the world as cinemas reopen.
Experts say defining the end of the COVID-19 pandemic will be a long and difficult process, one that will vary largely by country. But most agree we will remain in pandemic territory until there are only occasional traces of localized cases that are quickly contained.
The chances of contracting COVID-19 through the ventilation in your home appear extremely slim, but there is still enough uncertainty around the virus that some scientists recommend being as proactive as possible in minimizing potential risks.
Canada's chief public health officer is officially recommending Canadians wear non-medical face masks when maintaining a two-metre distance isn't possible. Dr. Theresa Tam told reporters that the language on masks has shifted from 'permissive' to a 'specific recommendation.'